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Disappointment for Ireland's Simon Carr as he bows out of US Open at last-16 stage

It was another great showing by the son of former Dublin footballer and manager, Tommy.

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IRELAND’S SIMON CARR exited the US Open Junior Tennis Championship at the last-16 stage after a three-set defeat at Flushing Meadows in New York earlier today.

The 17-year-old, who is the son of former Dublin footballer and manager Tommy Carr, looked to be in control against Timofey Skatov of the Czech Republic but surrendered the opening set from a good position and went down 7-5.

He recovered superbly in the second and took it 6-2 but suffered through a tough deciding third where he struggled with his serve.

In contrast, Skatov was resilient and dominated from the off, eventually securing a place in the quarter-finals with a 6-1 final set win.

Still, it was another encouraging Grand Slam experience for the teenager, who has enjoyed an eye-catching 2017 so far.

There were some solid performances in minor tournaments across Europe and his good form has seen him move into a highest-ever ranking of 905.

After his journey in New York, he can expect to advance even higher.

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